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Covert Inquiry by F.B.I. Rattles 9/11 Tribunals

published about 6 hours ago
A reminder that the invisible hand of the United States government is at work in ways unlike anything seen in typical courtrooms.

In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous

published about 6 hours ago
In Pistorius Trial, Critics See a Justice System Favoring the Rich and Famous
The murder trial of the double-amputee sprinter has highlighted the wide gap between celebrity justice and the treatment meted out to ordinary South Africans.

World Briefing: Algerian President Wins a Fourth Term

published about 7 hours ago
World Briefing: Algerian President Wins a Fourth Term
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term as Algeria’s leader, receiving 81.5 percent of the vote, officials said Friday.

Paper Shows U.S.-Flagged Plane in Iran Has Ties to Ghana

published about 7 hours ago
The ownership ties between a Utah bank and a Ghanaian company raise questions about the role of sanctions.

Ex-Marine Held in Iran Asks Official for Help

published about 8 hours ago
Amir Hekmati, an American incarcerated in Iran since August 2011, recently wrote to its foreign minister seeking help in gaining his release.